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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

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Objects That Bounce

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and predicting as they investigate the properties of familiar objects and materials.

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How do Objects Look from Different Angles?

Students develop and apply the skills of observing, predicting and spatial reasoning to explore the position of objects.

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Sound Travels

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and predicting and as they explore how sound travels.

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Animal Life Cycles

Students develop the skills of sorting and classifying and comparing and contrasting as they investigate the life cycles of animals.

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Design & Build A Marble Run

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a marble run that meets specific criteria.

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Rosie’s Walk

Students develop and apply the skills of communicating, sequencing and spatial reasoning as they create and navigate a maze to get Rosie the Hen safely home for lunch.

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Which Fastener is Best?

Students develop the skills of Planning (selecting and using materials) and Communicating as they investigate which fastener is best for joining different types of recycled materials to make a useful object.

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Animals: Babies and Adults

20 images of animal pairs such as polar bears, turtle, dogs and birds in their juvenile and adult stages of life

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Day and Night

Students learn about and apply the skills of observing, sorting and classifying, and comparing and contrasting as they learn about the cycle of day and night.

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Structures: Statues And Towers

8 images including the Statue of Liberty and various towers from around the world such as the Eiffel Tower, CN Tower and Xi'an Bell Tower

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Structures: In Canada

5 images of structures in Canada such as an Inukshuk, CN Tower and the Parliament Building including their locations

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Structures: Historical

11 images of structures with historical significance from different civilizations such as pyramids, statues on Easter Island and Stonehenge

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Structures: Bridges And Gates

5 images of some mass and frame structures from around the world such as the L’Arc de Triomphe gate and the Brooklyn Bridge

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Flowers: Radial Shape

7 images of some symmetrical flowerheads such as asters and sunflowers whose petals radiate from the centre of the flower

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Flowers: Trumpet Shape

5 images of some flowerheads such as petunias and lilies that start as a narrow base and widen to an open shape

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